At 3pm on Friday afternoon the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the Western end of Ohope Beach.
A 78-year old gentleman had slipped on rocks while out walking. He was assessed by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic, he had received a broken lower leg as a result of the fall.
The man was winch into the TECT Rescue Helicopter before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.
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